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Online Adjunct Faculty Support: An Innovative Use of a Learning Management System

Slade, Julie D. DNP, RN; Robb, Meigan PhD, RN; Sherrod, Brad DNP, RN; Hunker, Diane PhD, MBA, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000337
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Adjunct faculty are being used more frequently to meet the instructional and practice experience needs of growing nursing program cohorts. While most adjunct faculty tend to have clinical expertise, many lack formal training in online instruction. This article describes how faculty used technology to develop and implement a faculty support site to provide ongoing orientation and encourage informal mentoring relationships for online adjunct faculty.

Author Affiliations: Assistant Professors (Drs Slade, Robb, and Sherrod), Associate Professor (Dr Hunker), Nursing Department, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Slade, Chatham University, Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (

Accepted for publication: August 27, 2016

Published ahead of print: October 5, 2016

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